Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekend Wrap up: Pats Edition

Hubs and I are huge Pats fans.  They lost the Jets.  The only thing that would be worse was losing to the Colts.  Okay, that's enough talk about the's just too painful anyways.

I had wanted to get a lot of sewing done this weekend.  In reality I didn't get as much done as I wanted.  I did, however, catch up on my sleep, which was wonderful.  I closed my eyes on Saturday afternoon for a quick nap, and didn't wake up until Saturday evening.  I slept for three hours.  By the time I woke up, basically all my sewing time for Saturday was gone. 

Today I started by cutting out all the pieces for Brookie's Snow White costume.  I bought and washed all the fabric Friday.  I'm going to start pinning and cutting out all the pieces tomorrow.  I decided to make Brooklyn the smallest size for the pattern (1/2) even though it's a little big.  I figure she can wear it for awhile that way.

After cutting out all of the pieces for the costume I decided to work on the Elastic Waist dress that Julie had ordered the other day.  I thought it would be easy and I would be able to finish it today.  While it wasn't as easy as I had thought, I was able to finish it.  I am super happy with the way that it turned out.  I hope it's everything that Julie hoped it would be.

The dress is fairly simple.  It's just an elastic waist, a yard of fabric, and a pre-made tank top.  I grabbed the tank top yesterday at Forever 21.  Since I had to cut the tank top short, I decided to add some ruffles.  The skirt is just a simple gathered skirt, except for a few pleats that I added on the right hand side.  Like I said before, I really really like how it turned out.
The skirt looks a little weird in this picture, but the ruffles are a little easier to see. 

Hubs took a lot of pictures of me this time.  This one I have my eyes closed, like basically every picture anyone ever takes of me.  Classic Margie.  I like it.

Here's a close-up of the ruffles.  I cut the excess fabric from the tank into two inch strips and gathered them up.  Hubs wasn't sure if he liked how all the ruffles are different lengths.  I assured him that this was the style and that he just didn't know what he was talking about.  God, I hope I was right.
I love my little "Dorchester Designs" tags.  This time I made it the tag out leftover pieces from the skirt.  It's very matchy, matchy, but I like it.

Finally, I hemmed the skirt with a decorative stitch, since I knew the stitches would show.  The photo is a little blurry, but I think it looks cute. 

In addition to the dress I worked on a doll for Isabelle's dollhouse this weekend.  I had a really tough time with the doll.  In the end, I think it looks okay, but it was really hard.  The doll is really tiny, and the pieces were so small to sew, and stuff and turn.  I find it much much easier making clothes...
She decided she wanted a dress just like Julie's but in reverse.  I said, hey, why not.  I hate making faces on dolls cause I feel like the eyes always turn out so creepy.  I'm not so sure how I feel about the eyes on her, but, I don't think they are creepy.  Weird, maybe, but creepy no.

I wanted to put a tag on the doll, but it was soooo small I didn't know where to add it.  So, instead of a tag, I decided to tattoo "DD" on the dolls butt.

Hopefully, Isabelle will think that this DD means Dorchester Designs and not Dunkin Donuts.....

That's all I managed to sew this weekend. Tomorrow the Snow White sewing starts.  Wish me luck!

I decided to link my post up to a few parties.....I mean...why not right?



Veronica said...

The doll part of this post KILLED me...I'm pretty sure my husband will come in soon to see why I'm crying. I'm not crying...I'M LAUGHING!!!

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